6 Canadian provinces invited candidates from October 28 to November 3, namely, Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, and PEI.
Economic immigrants can be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) by all Canadian provinces and territories, except Quebec and Nunavut. A candidate’s application for permanent residency is strengthened by nomination when they apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Quebec has total autonomy over the number of economic immigrants it may choose for permanent selection as it has a separate agreement with the federal government.
What is the New Immigration Levels Plan?
IRCC releases an Immigration Levels Plan every year to set for the number of permanent residents that will be invited over the coming three years. Canada Has Announced Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 on the first of November. It shows that 110,000 newcomers will be admitted by IRCC through the PNP in 2024, and 120,000 in both 2025 and 2026.
Provincial Immigration Results October 28 to November 3
Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates in the Master’s Graduate and PhD Graduate streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) on October 30. Both were all program draws, which means no occupation was specified.
1051 Master’s Graduate stream candidates were invited by the province with a minimum score of 43 and above. 66 PhD Graduate stream candidates were also invited with a minimum score of 42.
More than 203 PNP candidates were invited on October 31 under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. 111 was the cut-off score for the Skilled Workers draw, 113 was the cut-off for International Graduates, and 91 was the cut-off score for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled candidates.
Only Skilled Workers and International Graduates stream candidates were targeted by the remaining three draws which were occupation-specific. A minimum score of 60 was required by all candidates among which 48 were early childhood educators and assistants, 22 were in healthcare professions and less than five were in other priority occupations.
On November 1, Quebec released its own Immigration Levels Plan. Quebec sets targets for the economic immigrants it will invite to apply for permanent selection, just like the federal Immigration Levels Plan. The province has only set the target for 2024 and 2025. Typically, Quebec sets targets up to four years in advance but in this plan, it is only doing two years.
30,650 skilled workers were targeted by the province in 2024 and 31,500 workers were targeted by the province in 2025. On October 26, 1220 candidates were invited by the two most recent provincial immigration draws. Multiple trade occupations with a score greater than 465 points were targeted by the first draw. Candidates with score greater than 608 in tech, healthcare, and other priority occupations were targeted by the second draw.
22 candidates were invited by the province through the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with Alberta job offer stream on October 24. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 326. 100 candidates were invited who were eligible under the Primary Occupation In Demand and Family Connection stream on October 26. A minimum CRS score of 329 was required by the candidates. Candidates were also in the Express Entry pool of applications in both draws.
On November 2, 400 candidates were invited by Manitoba to apply for nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Three separate draws were held by the province. 204 candidates were invited under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream in the first draw with a minimum score of 768. 65 candidates were invited by the province in the second draw under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. The cut-off score was 708. From the International Education stream, 131 candidates were invited under the final draw but the minimum score was not specified.
Prince Edward Island
41 Labour and Express Entry candidates were invited under Prince Edward Island PNP to apply on November 2. Candidates working in the healthcare, food processing, manufacturing, and agriculture sectors were selected. 2,385 candidates were invited by PEI to apply through the PEI PNP in the past 12 months. Consult With Us! Oasis Visas will bring you more updates on the Provincial Nominee Program and how the Immigration Levels Plan is going to change the immigration landscape of Canada.